Wolves manager Kenny Jackett has issued a ‘hands-off’ warning to any Premier League clubs hoping to sign highly-rated defender Dominic Iorfa, reports the Express & Star.
A host of Premier League clubs have reported interest in the England under-21 international, with West Ham United and Crystal Palace rumoured to be leading the way.
But the local Wolverhampton newspaper is reporting that Wanderers’ boss Kenny Jackett sees Iorfa as a big part of his plans for 2016/17.
They said: “Wolves insist they have no intention of selling a player who, at the age of just 20, is already established as a key part of Kenny Jackett’s team.
“It’s understood those clubs making tentative enquiries as to his availability have been told bids are not welcome.”
Iorfa is one of the most highly-regarded defenders outside the top flight and it is understood that Wolves have slapped a £7-million price tag on his shoulders, particularly with the player’s former club Southend having a 15% sell-on clause.
The Express & Star continued: “The player himself is believed to be happy at Wolves and has a strong working relationship with head coach Kenny Jackett.
“His father, Dominic Iorfa Senior, issued a statement earlier this week denying reports suggesting he had handed in a transfer request.”
Iorfa was recently named Wolves’ Young Player of the Year and has so far made 62 league appearances for the Molineux club.